Apologizing Isn't Always Necessary
Apologies are necessary in relationships but when we overdo it when it’s unnecessary it becomes problematic.
We don’t need to apologize for our existence.
If this has become habituated for you, take a longer pause and ask yourself if you’ve actually done anything worthy of an apology.
Practice rephrasing an apology into an expression of gratitude or acknowledgement instead.
Over-apologizing is any time we say "I'm sorry" when we don't need to, when it's not appropriate to.
Saying sorry when we've done nothing wrong, or we're taking responsibility for someone else's mistakes is unnecessary, and can even be harmful.
You have a right to exist too.
When we over-apologize it weakens the impact of a true apology.
Reasons We Over-Apologize:
Examples of Rephrasing Unnecessary Apologies:
Change: "Sorry for talking so much."
To: "Thanks for listening to me."
Change: "Sorry to bother you."
To: "Do you have a minute?"
Change: "Sorry for being so needy"
To: "Thanks for your support."
Stand in your truth.